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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.21-rt2] PowerPC: decrementer clockevent driver
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On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 11:31 -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> I asked this earlier, but figured you might have a better insight.
> Is their value in having 'drivers' for more than one clock source?
> I'd say most (of not all) the PPC SoCs have timers on the system side
> that we could provide drivers for, I'm just not sure if that does
> anything for anyone.

Not necessarily for the tick/highres stuff, but clock events allows
other users as well to utilize such facilities. We have no users yet,
but there are drivers, which utilize special timer hardware with nice
#ifdeffery to allow the driver to be shared. This might be a useful
thing for such stuff.

tglx


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